OCHN Office of Recipient Rights

In compliance with the Michigan Mental Health Code, the Office of Recipient Rights (ORR) advocates for people who receive mental health services and for applicants, by offering recipient rights protection.  The ORR meets these requirements through prevention, such as training and monitoring and through complaint resolution.  This process may include: problems of abuse and neglect, confidentiality, dignity and respect, person centered planning, or other rights violations.

When you receive mental health services from Oakland Community Health Network, your rights are guaranteed by Michigan’s Mental Health Code, other provisions of law, and the Constitutions of Michigan and the United States.  You retain all rights, benefits and privileges guaranteed by law, such as:


Vote in all elections 

Get a driver's license 

Be free from illegal discrimination

Make contracts

Make a will

Hold or transfer property

Get married

Get a divorice 

Manage your affairs